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Waukesha Man Accused of Sexual Assault of Boy, 13

Suspect is caught with the boy when a woman is walking her dog and sees the two, according to a criminal complaint.

A 21-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he posed as a teenager on a social media website so he could meet up for a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old boy at a Hales Corners park, according to a criminal complaint.

Daniel R. Schmidt was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Schmidt met the victim on a website called skout.com, where he posed as a 16-year-old in order to gain access to the younger age group where he met the 13-year-old. The teen sent pictures of his naked genitals to Schmidt and the two eventually arranged to meet.

On Saturday, Schmidt picked the victim up in Muskego then drove to Hales Corners Park where they went to a secluded area and began to perform sexual acts. The two were spotted by a woman walking her dog, who then called police.

Police officers confronted the two about the incident as they were leaving the secluded area of the park.

Schmidt is currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $5,000 bond while awaiting trial.  

William June 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
It is not "having sex". It is sexual assault.
Johnny Paycheck June 07, 2012 at 08:58 PM
They're going to love him in prison...
Joe Shmoe June 08, 2012 at 02:51 AM
"began to perform sexual acts". The kid was only 13...
William June 08, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Thank you for changing the headline to more accurately reflect the allegation.
LM June 08, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Thank God for the woman who called the police!
Concerned Mom June 15, 2012 at 05:16 PM
This is not right, that is more than obvious. However. The article does say that the 13 year old sent pics of his genitals to the 21 year old. If that's true, the kid is not entirely innocent. What I want to know is where on earth were the 13 year old's parents? Why did he have unrestricted access to a computer and or a cellphone with interenet capabilities?!

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